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Historical Essay

Pansy

Origin of Pansy, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Pansy, Wisconsin

Term: Walworth County Ploughboys Civil War in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Brief history of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Campaign jacket worn by Chris Farley in the 1996 movie "Black Sheep." (Museum object #2007.86.1)

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Bull, Ole Borneman 1810-1880

Musician and Concert Violinist

Read about Ole Bull, the Norwegian musician and concert violinist who resided in Madison for several years in the 1870s.

Historical Essay

Kewaunee

Origin of Kewaunee, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kewaunee, Wisconsin

Newspaperman and Author

Learn more about this Wisconsin newspaperman. This article contains links to newspaper clippings and a related article.

Historical Essay

Juneau, Solomon 1793-1856

Fur Trader, Land Speculator, Politician and Founder of Milwaukee

Brief biography of Solomon Juneau, the fur trader, land speculator and politician who helped found Milwaukee.

Historical Essay

Silver Wedding Presents

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Silver ladle and spoon given to Syndonia (Hobbins) Jackson of Madison, Wisconsin as a wedding present, 1872. (Museum object #1955.304,A)

Historical Essay

Fairview

Origin of Fairview, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Ettrick

Origin of Ettrick, Wisconsin

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Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.

Historical Essay

Zamarripa, JoCasta b. 1976

First Latina Wisconsin Legislator

Discover the history of JoCasta Zamarripa

Historical Essay

Southerners in Wisconsin

Brief history of Southerners in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Plaque commemorating the passage of the 1915 Seaman's Act. (Museum object #1942.530)

Historical Essay

Garrison

Origin of Garrison, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Garrison, Wisconsin.

Fur Trader

Discover the history of John Jacob Astor

Historical Essay

Greenfield, Sauk County

Origin of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Greenfield, Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

President Lincoln visited Wisconsin's 2nd Infantry two days after the humiliating Union defeat at Bull Run on July 21, 1861

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